I had a large Chalazion that required a lot of effort to get it to heal naturally. It started off looking like a small sty 6 weeks ago, but eventually looked like I had a very large pea under my top eyelid. It was extremely embarrassing.
After seeing my opthalmologist and searching all over the internet for natural remedies for Chalazia, I tried many of the recommendations. Then 3 weeks ago I discovered a combination of remedies that worked wonderfully for me. As of today, the Chalazion appears to be completeley gone!!! If I press on the eyelid I do still feel a tiny bump. So, I'm going to continue with my treatment until the bump is gone.
I thought I would share the treatment that has been working for me in case there are other people who are also suffering with a particularly nasty and stubborn Chalazion.
I should admit... I had to be EXTREMELY patient with my body as it took lots of time to heal from this cyst. And my vanity was surely tested especially at the very beginning of this whole process. When I woke up each morning, my eyelid looked a little better, but after each treatment it temporarily looked a little red and swollen again. This was a very frustrating, but necessary part of the early healing process. The healing was not very noticeable on a day-to-day basis. I had to eventually stop focusing on my eye and stop looking at it several times a day in the mirror and just trust that the treatment was working. Only then did I see that it was absolutely healing. There was noticeable healing from week-to-week. I also asked a few friends and close family members to help me pray for a complete recovery. It was very comforting to know that they were supporting me during this very challenging time.
Do this at least once a day (ex: after you wake up).
For best results, do it several times per day whenever possible.
1. Wash eyelid well with a small amount of Baby Shampoo.
2. Boil tap water in a small bowl.
3. Dip one end of a small Gel Eye Compress into the bowl for a couple of minutes to allow it to heat up.
4. Gently put the heated end of the eye compress over the lid applying a little pressure or massaging motion. Keep the compress on until it starts to cool off.
Repeat steps 3 & 4 until water in the bowl is no longer hot enough to heat up the compress.
5. Fill a small coffee cup half full with filtered water. Microwave to heat the water (~15-30 seconds).
6. Add Coarse Sea Salt to make the water salty and stir to dissolve and mix thoroughly.
7. Spoon a small amount of the salt water onto your hand to check the temperature. It should be very warm, but not scalding hot.
8. Spoon enough of the salt water into a Sterile Eye Cup to fill it to the brim.
9. Lean your head forward over a sink and hold the eye cup straight up to your open eye so that your eye is submerged in the very warm water. Keep your eye wide open and roll your eye all around in the water for 1 minute.
10. Dump out the remaining water from the eye cup. Rinse your eyelid gently with tap water.
11. Shake an unrefrigerated bottle of Apple Cider Vinegar (with the 'Mother') to mix the contents thoroughly. Open the bottle, and place a clean Cotton Cosmetic Pad over the opening and tip it over gently to pour a small amount of vinegar onto the pad.
12. Wipe the affected area of the lid with the pad several times.
Now, you can continue with your morning routine: washing your face as usual, showering, etc.
If you usually wear eye makeup, you should ideally wear minimal eye makeup until your eyelid is completely healed. I've only been wearing a little eyeliner and no eyeshadow.
TREATMENT BEFORE BED:
Repeat steps 1-12.
13. Wash your face as usual. Pat it dry with a towel.
14. Pour a small amount of Castor Oil onto your fingertips and massage it over the eyelid.
15. Take one capsule of Oil of Oregano with a glass of water.
If you usually wear moisturizer at night, you can continue with that routine. Just don't put any additional moisturizer on the affected eye.